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It Takes a Village

Even though it has been years since Linebarger’s Carmen Perez, managing partner of the El Paso office, has stood in front of a classroom of youth, issues of child welfare have remained her philanthropic focus.

“I was a former teacher before I went to law school and so I’ve always had an interest in working with children,” Carmen told the El Paso Times. “I’ve really tried to continue that and do mentorship programs at different schools.”

This year that dedication is being recognized by the non-profit Project Amistad who have honored Carmen as a Lucy G. Acosta Humanitarian of the Year.

“I am very honored to receive this award, especially when I see the list of past honorees who have contributed so much to our community,” Carmen said.

As a Lydia Patterson Institute alumnus, Carmen continues to advance Patterson’s work helping children overcome educational hurdles and thrive. She also active with CommUNITY En Acción and Gigi’s Playhouse.